Nutritious Food During Pregnancy

Thursday, February 25, 2010

You perhaps have heard this saying, you are what you eat. Well this is perfectly relevant to everyone in all through of life; especially relevant for expectant mummies. Proper eating habits and healthy foods during pregnancy play an essential role in the mothers as well as child’s health, and will also ensure and increase the best chance of her child develop and grow normally.

You have probably heard the old saying that when you are pregnant you are eating for two, while that doesn't mean that you should eat double portions of ice cream and cake, it does mean that you should be more cautious about what you eat. Everything that you eat crosses your placenta to your baby, which is why it is so important to eat as many healthy foods as possible. Folic acid is very important, particularly during early pregnancy, as well as all the vitamins and nutrients, as your baby will need them to grow strong and thrive. The only way your baby has to get these essentials nutrients is from you, through your diet, so you have to take it seriously, and be more conscientious of what you eat.

As a responsible MUMMY, your foodstuffs during pregnancy must include Brussels sprouts, strawberries, citrus fruits, green beans and potatoes, all of this will ensure you that you are receiving ample of Vitamin C. It works as an antioxidant for your body, helps the body to absorb iron, protects the tissues from damage, and also helps your baby in building a good and healthy immune system.

So, what mo
ther should eat during pregnancy?

1. Eat green vegetable it rich source of iron.

2. Always use vegetable oils it is unsaturated fats.

3. It is always good to eat full-fat food even as trying to get pregnant. Up your intake of calcium and dairy foods in your daily diet.

4. It is advisable to avoid trans-fats, such as fast foods and those found in many commercially prepared products.

5. Keep yourself well-hydrated by drinking ample of water. Keep coffee or tea to a minimum. And try to avoid alcohol and fizzy drinks.

6. Take a good all-round multivitamin and folic acid for 3-6 months prior to trying to conceive.

7. You should maintain a healthy weight. If you are obese, then you must take some serious steps to get down to a healthy Body Mass Index.

8. Exercise is very important factor, do it regularly. But don’t exercise too much or too little both are bad.

9. Must add cheese, yogurt and pasteurized milk.

10. Must include citrus fruits, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, potatoes and green beans on daily diet.

A good and correct knowledge of foods during pregnancy will ensure a great start in life for your baby. Isn't this all you MUM really want?


Jane,  April 21, 2010 at 3:54 AM  

As a mummy I can say this is the best article I have ever read.....Keep it up

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